Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • Tackling Transportation Funding and Financing

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference listened to a presentation by Kathy Ruffalo on an outlook for the federal Highway Trust Fund, as well as innovations in funding and financing in several states.  Andy Crosson, Central Savanna River...

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  • Transportation Safety Planning

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference participated in a workshop outlining several various strategies to integrating safety concerns more fully into the regional transportation planning process and to develop a standalone strategic safety plan. Presenters included: Carrie Kissel,...

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  • New Directions in Transportation Alternatives

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference learned how bicycle and pedestrian efforts are occurring.  In addition, attendees heard about changes in practice and project selection that MAP-21’s policy changes made to transportation alternatives programs and structures. Presenters included:...

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  • Partnering for Performance with State DOTs

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference heard two presentations how two states in particular are working with their rural and metro regional partners to measure performance and guide future investment. Presenters included: Patrick Flanagan, Eastern Carolina Council of...

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  • Promising Practices in Regional Transit

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference learned about the financial impacts of transit regionalization, the effective use of performance standards for regional prioritization, and best practices for building a collaborative regional network to achieve multijurisdictional transit goals. Presenters...

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  • Rural and Small Metropolitan Approaches to Performance Measurement

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference heard about two regions of the country that are formalizing performance measurement, analyzing appropriate measures for use in rural and small metro areas, and seeking ways to measure performance without seeking the...

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  • Inclusionary Outreach to Transportation Stakeholders

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference heard from Dwayne Weeks, Chief of Planning for the Federal Transit Administration, about service and fare equity for transit and transportation service. View Dwayne’s presentation:...

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  • Emerging Models for Regional Transportation Planning

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference heard about new planning programs in Ohio and Oklahoma. Speakers included: Vince Rapp, Ohio Department of Transportation; Bob Koehler, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments; and John Hemmings, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission...

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  • Regional Resilience and Rural Evacuations

    Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference heard presentations and discussed the interrelated issues of rural evacuations, regional resilience, business continuity, regional planning, and transportation planning and service delivery. Presenters included: Megan McConville, NADO Gena McCullough, Bi-State...

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  • GIS & Technology Tools for Transportation

    Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference heard about multiple efforts at spatial analysis to enhance planning in this session.  Topics included bicycle and pedestrian planning, safety, and overall data analysis in transportation planning. Presenters included: Troy Hearn and...

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